Country Profile - Germany

Name: The Federal Republic of Germany

Location: Western/ Central Europe

Time: IST (-) 4 1/2 hrs

Capital: Berlin

Language: German, English and French

Area: 357,021 sq kms

Population: 81,471,834 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 03 Oct (Day of German Unity)

Currency: Euro (EUR).

Climate: Temperate throughout the country with warm summers and cold winters, but prolonged periods of frost or snow are rare. Rain falls throughout the year.

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 6 Jan * Epiphany. 1 May Labour Day. 17 May Ascension. 3 Oct Day of German Unity. 25 Dec Christmas.

Airline Name: Lufthansa (LH)

International Airports: Otto Lilienthal (TXL) (Berlin), Schonefeld (SXF) (Berlin), LeipzigKlotsche (Dresden), Neuenland (Bremen), Koln/ Bonn (Cologne), Lohausen(DUS) (Dusseldorf), Rhein Main (Frankfurt), Hamburg-Fuhlsbuttel (HAM) (Hamburg), Langenhagen (HAJ) (Hannover), Franz Joseph Strauss (Munich), (FMO) Munsterosnabruck(NUE) Nuremberg, Ensheim (Saarbrucken), Echterdingen (Stuttgart) (STR)